More Malaise in Delhi

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By: leelefever on March 26, 2006 - 4:39am

More Malaise in Dehli, originally uploaded by LeeLeFever_TwinF.

Yesterday, we had one big goal - to take our sick butts back to Delhi, where we have a hotel room for two nights where we planned to recharge before heading north. We took some Immodium and hoped for the best for the 4 hour journey from Jaipur.

Since the ride, I've been better, but Sachi, not so much. She isn't deathly ill, but goes to the bathroom every hour or so and sometimes runs a fever. She's been in bed since yesterday and I've spent a good portion of my time there too.

Fortunately, the hotel (Nirula's in Connaught Place) is nice and has cable TV, and a couple of English channels, including HBO (edited and with commercials). We've seen commercials for a car called a Xeta approximately 2000 times. Many commercials seem to speak Hinglish - Hindi and English. One, for "Anti-aging" motor oil has a catchy jingle at the end that, the best I can tell sings "Magic Anti-Aging...Jah Boo-jah Boo".

There are a few Indian music video channels that seem to play the same 4 songs over and over (much like home). Apparently synchronized dancing is a required element of any Indian video. That, and a duet with a hot female with an extremely high voice that may or may not be the actual singer.

The movies have been a mixed bag, but when there's no choice and inaction is a requirement, Problem Child 2 or Anaconda can pass the time quite nicely. We were excited to catch Shaun of the Dead last night, followed up by Ray and Men in Black. I fell asleep to Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses, which I wish I could have Tivo'd. Today we saw Indentity with John Cusack and the kid movie Matilda.

It's looking like we may hang out here for a couple of days to recover fully. Maybe we'll pick up a little Hindi or learn a few dance moves, to be practiced on the way to the bathroom.


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By: Mom (not verified) on March 26, 2006 - 2:02pm
Tongue out Tongue outTongue out!!!! Not Good. I will have a little Mom instruction here!!. If your fever does not go away soon please see a doctor. could be bacterial. Of course sachi knows that. she is the one educated in that stuff but I had to put my Mom wisdom in anyway. I do hope you two get to feeling better soon. At least you will appreciate good health when you get over this. Take it easy and don't push yourselves. I love you both and will keep a tight a-- for you both!!! Mom
By: leelefever on March 27, 2006 - 1:06am
I'm not sure what to think about that last line! ;)